Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

While the recent good weather has dried out large parts of the forest, there is still limited parking and poor ground conditions in many areas. Please help look after the forest and save your visit for the summer.

Ancient royal hunting forest

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest


Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Education Volunteer Recruitment Day

Thu 26 Apr 2018
The Education Team Needs You

Guided Walk

Thu 03 May 2018
Join one of our knowledgeable walk leaders for an hours walk through Hatfield Forest. Discover its Georgian heart and medieval beginnings. . .

Hatfield Forest - Landscape Photography Masterclass with Justin Minns

Wed 09 May 2018
Join awarding winning photographer Justin Minns for a morning of honing and refining your landscape photography skills in the beautiful Hatfield Forest.

Introduction to Photography 2018

Wed 16 May 2018
Join us for an introduction to photography in the great outdoors. Learn the basics of camera control and composition as well as picking up some pro-tricks from an award winning photographer, Helen Hooker.

Butteryfly Walk - May 2018

Wed 16 May 2018
Join one of our knowledgeable walk leaders for an hours walk through Hatfield Forest. Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful butterflies which call this place home.

Magical Woodland Elves and Fairies

Tue 29 May 2018
Explore the forest looking for elves and fairies and make your very own woodland wand.
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Our work

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Eating and shopping

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Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.

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Join or give

A protective basket surrounding a freshly cut stump in Elgins Coppice

Coppice appeal 

Our volunteers help care for 240 hectares of ancient coppice woodland. They need your help to get new equipment to continue this important work.